Sacred Festivals - Voodoo & Akwasidae Festival 2018

In 1996, the government of Benin declared January 10, National Voodoo Day. Voodoo is practiced by 60% of the population and on this day, followers of the various voodoo cults gather at the ‘Door of No Return’ in Ouidah, the capital of the Voodoo religion.

In 2018, you will have the opportunity to witness not only the Voodoo Festival but Akwasidae Festival which occurs at the palace of the Ashanti King in Kumasi.

Our journey starts from the capital of Ghana, Accra. You will travel from Accra, through Lome, capital of Togo to Ganvie, the village in the middle of Lake Nokoue and Abomey, the Capital of the once powerful Dahomey Empire. We will experience Voodoo in Benin i.e. Allada and in Ouidah where activities climaxes all others.

Return to Ghana through Agotime to Ho where you will take a day’s excursion to Wli and Tafi Atome. Travel to Akosombo, Kumasi and continue to the coast of Ghana to visit old historical European strongholds, an adventurous walk up a canopy 60metres above the forest ground at Kakum National Park and a free day to unwind before your trip back home

What's Included?

• Hotel accommodation in 2-3 star hotels
• Transportation
• Two meals daily – breakfast & lunch or dinner as indicated in the itinerary
• Entry fees
• English, French or Russian speaking Tour Guide

Duration

15 days

Destination Covered

Ouidah, Cotonou, Royal Palaces of Abomey, Allada, Ganvie Stilt Village, Lome, Sokode, Ho, Hohoe, Akosombo, Kumasi, Elmina, Cape Coast and Kakum National Park

Best Suited

Budget, Families, Groups, Solo travellers
Day 1: Jan 4: Accra, Ghana

Day 2: Jan 5: Accra

Day 3: Jan 6: Accra - Lome, Togo

Day 4: Jan 7: Lome - Abomey, Benin

Day 5: Jan 8: Abomey - Ganvie - Ouidah

Day 6: Jan 9: Ouidah - Allada - Ouidah

Day 7: Jan 10: Ouidah

Day 8: Jan 11: Ouidah - Agotime - Ho

Day 9: Jan 12: Ho - Wli waterfalls - Tafi Atome - Akosombo

Day 10: Jan 13: Akosombo - Ho

Day 11: Jan 14: Akwasidae Festival

Day 12: Jan 15: Kumasi - Elmina

Day 13: Jan 16: Elmina - Cape Coast - Elmina

Day 14: Jan 17: Free Day

Day 15: Jan 18: Departure
• International flight to/from Ghana
• Visa fees to Ghana, Togo and Benin
• Travel insurance, meals not indicated in the itinerary
• Drinks and beverages at meals
• Things of a personal nature like phone calls, laundry etc, tips for driver, guide and other service providers, any item or service not specifically listed in the itinerary as included.

Note: Itinerary and costs are subject to change.

Disclaimer: Date for the celebrations of Voodoo and Akwasidae Festival are correct at the time of publication of this tour. Since organization is done by the office of the Ministry of Culture of Benin and the Ashanti King respectively, Sunset African Tours shall not be held responsible for cancellations or change of dates of the festivals
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